Planning a vacation is a difficult task to begin with and planning a trip to Africa is even more challenging. To make your job easier and offer tons of benefits, having tour operator behind you at all times is a real advantage. How? Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of using a tour operator for your African Safari trip.
1. Knowledge and expertise
The tour operators and guides know in and out about the place, right from the history, must-see places, the good restaurants, things to do, which national park is better and why and an overall idea about everything that you are going to be doing on the trip. Although before going for a trip we ourselves do a lot of homework about the places we are visiting but it is difficult to cover everything, right?
2. Saves money – discounts, offers
Since tour operators buy tickets in bulk for the entire group, they end up getting a lot of discounts and offers not only on the flight tickets but also the park tickets and restaurants. Tour operators have maintained a relationship with the owners of the various places and tourism partners, thereby reducing the overall price of the tours to a great extent.
One of the major advantages is the convenience to us because of these tour operators. Gone are the days where you had to research about 50 places to visit and land up on 5, these tour operators give you exactly what you need be it the places to visit, restaurants to suite your palate, adventure sports in Africa, hotels and last but definitely not the least, cost! Dealing with the hotels and companies overseas can be a big pain but tour operators have that in their hand so you won’t have anything to worry about and can enjoy your African Safaris without any anxiety.
4. Fine details are taken care of
There are a few things that we tend to take for granted like the luggage weight and carrying cash and credit cards but in Africa there are exceptions. In many places of East Africa the luggage limit is 32lbs per person but in southern Africa the limit varies between 20lbs to 44lbs per person. Another thing to note is that in Tanzania and Kenya you cannot use US Dollar notes which were printed before the year 2002. You must carry enough cash if travelling in Zimbabwe since at most of the places you won’t get an option to withdraw money. A yellow fever vaccination is a must if you are travelling to South Africa. Tour operators know about these tiny details and help you stay prepared for your trip in every possible way.
Safety is one of our major concerns while travelling to any place more so in Africa. And as tour operators we see to it that you stay safe from any harm at all times .We know which areas may be dangerous and pose a threat to you and do whatever it takes to keep you safe.
Africa is known for its wildlife and adventures and is not for the faint hearted. A lot of things need to be taken into consideration for this trip which will turn be an experience of a lifetime. The above tips should keep you a step ahead in making your travel the best one.